The ancestors of American Indians were vegetarians

Experts from the Canadian McMaster University, Henry Schwartz in the framework of recent studies have found that Kanavinsky man, the ancestor of the Indians, almost did not consume the meat of land animals for food.

First kanavinskogo person found American students in 1996 in Washington state, near the town of Kennewick. The bones showed that species lived about 9,000 years ago, were very different from modern Indians, was more like the Polynesians, most of the representatives had a beard. However, genes kanavinskogo man was very similar to the genes of modern man.

A study of the diet of the species suggests that ancient man almost did not eat the meat of land animals, preferring vegetarian food and fish. Mammalian meat enjoyed considerably more popularity among people who lived away from the coast.

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